The group hailed from Redlands in California, making their recording debut in 1965 as The Mark 5 and continued to record under various aliases including The C Minors and The Intercoms before recording their first single, Lollipop Train as Peppermint Trolley Company.
With line-up changes and a few further failed releases, producer Dan Dolton had just recorded Baby You Come Rollin’ Across My Mind with Jesse Lee Kincaid for Capitol but the label refused to allow him to record an album resulting in legal complications and the record being withdrawn.
Dan invited The Peppermint Trolley Company to cover the song against their wishes but bribing them with money. They agreed to go into the studio to record the song as session musicians but after hearing the end result, agreed it should be their own single.
Issued in 1968 it made the American Hot 100 and the band were asked to cut an album.